I admit I'm a packrat with regard to documents, but I just went to walk my BIL's dog. He is the executor of my MIL's estate and they both lived together, next door, until she died last August.
I noticed that he had a big pile of stuff to shred of his mothers sitting by the shredder. It includes medical stuff, bank statements, old checks, you name it--tons of stuff.
I'm all for purging, and he really should start cleaning stuff out--but I just want to be sure he's not overzealous.
how long should you keep the records, bills, checks, tax returns, etc. of loved ones who are deceased?